Monthly Archives: January 2012

Design

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What is design? Laszlo Maholy-Nagy writes, The process is one of interaction and mutuality… Every tool, every medium, every process, whether it is technological or organic, has its intrinsic quality which, to understand and employ, must be listed among the … Continue reading

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Drawing with an Inkling

Wacom continue to sponsor Living Data by providing Inkling drawing recorders. See how we use them: Draw what you mean with a Wacom Inkling I ask a friend to explain how to set up to record and send live video … Continue reading

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The Big Picture Story

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An envelope arrives from Dr E. Mary White.  On the first of the three pages inside I read: Dr Mary White will present short summaries of the sequential stages in the co-evolution of Life and the environment through geological time … Continue reading

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Integrated movement

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Homeostasis combines voice, music, animation and video. The idea of combining these particular expressions arose after spending a morning with performance artist Catherine Magill, at Rose Bay, Sydney . Catherine Magill’s art is improvisation. She generates movements and narratives that … Continue reading

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Albatross

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 Birds appear in art as primal forms with many meanings.  The birds (Hitchcock) can be someone’s worst nightmare, while Jonathan Livingston Seagull (Bach) can be someone’s sweetest dream. Through The Rime of the Ancient Mariner (Coleridge), the albatross became … Continue reading

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Scientific modelling & Scales of interest

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Scientist Andrew Constable tells me it is easy to explain what a scientific model is. I make the animation Scientific modelling to visualise his explanation. The animation is also a start on answering his question, “How can a scientific model … Continue reading

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Sweet spot

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Green algae happiness: Energy producing! Heat shaped florescent acrylic, approx. 400mmx200mm. Data: C3 scientist Jim Franklin Collaborator: Jim Franklin See: Algae happiness meter

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We are all individuals

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On ABC Radio National A.C. Grayling explains the main message in his Secular Bible (2011), that in order for people to live The Good Life, people must think for themselves. He believes there are many good lives to be led and … Continue reading

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Music composition

A musician friend, Jack, demonstrates a process for composing music using Garage Band. The process relates to scores that we use to generate improvised dances, drawings and animations. Jack draws up a time line within which to improvise with pre-recordings … Continue reading

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World Ocean Observatory

Living Data contributes as an Open Space Project with the World Ocean Observatory (WOO) exchange about the ocean – defined as ‘an integrated, global social system’. See: Living Data on WOO.

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